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Christmas in July

For anyone who lives in the southern hemisphere, celebrating Christmas is done in the warm embrace of high summer.  lt conjures up the image of the barbie on the beach with shrimps, snags and steaks sizzling away. As it is

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Orchids in Asia

Orchids – one of the things that was always amazing about living in South-East Asia. They grow everywhere and bring colour and glamour to many otherwise drab locations, even my garden. I had the ability to kill just about any

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Posted in Expat, Photography, Singapore

A little bark

With a bit of time on my hands recently, I have been sorting through some of the thousands of photographs that I have stored on various hard drives scattered around the place.  It started out as an attempt to clean

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Whatever the weather

In a week, I head back to Europe for a few months.  The period of impatience has arrived, when you just want to be heading to the airport and setting off, getting on the way to the destination.  Final arrangements

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Posted in Expat, Food and Drink, Friends, Home, London, Photography, Travel

I live here…

It has been a busy two weeks for me with the new project kicking off in earnest and lots of social events, birthdays and general dinners and drinks.  It was also Mardi Gras at the weekend, but most people I

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After publishing my last post I started reading the blogs that I follow (it is raining after all!) and came across this one.   So am reblogging it as a perfect reply to my post about language, but from someone

Posted in Expat, Reblogged

It’s only words

I have known the friends I am staying with in Adelaide for about 14 years – I used to work with C when I first moved to Asia in 2000 and met his wife, JM, not long afterwards.  They are

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Today I was told that a friend had died.  It was, it seems, completely unexpected and happened quickly.  He leaves behind a young son and his partner – someone I have known for about 14 years and is indeed the

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Posted in Expat, Friends, Home

Question time?

Over dinner at the weekend, a friend asked me a simple question, to which I gave a simple answer at the time.  Over the last few days however the question has been playing in my head and a number of

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Travel Plans

Every expat visits their home turf at some point.  Well, up to now.  I suppose that the people who end up on Mars will find it a bit harder to nip home for a weekend.  But in general some form

Posted in Expat, Friends, Travel
Past Posts

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Blogs I Follow
Mother Of Teenagers

Give me the patience just to be

Travelling with Lyn

My experiences in Italy and the world

Love Travelling

Travel diaries providing inspiration for planning the perfect trip

Rome Plein Air Art Holiday

People who love to draw and paint outdoors meet up in Rome for a holiday

Frusher on Food - A Nottingham Food Blog

A fully independent delve into the Nottingham food scene, with the odd journey elsewhere thrown in

The Irish Aesthete

This is not an Oxymoron

Places Unknown

Dmitrii Lezine's Places Unknown is fine art and travel photography from around the world. Enjoy!

Architectural Drawings, Models, Photos, etc...

Disconnected musings of a long-term expat

Georgian London

Disconnected musings of a long-term expat

Looking at the World

"For some time now I have felt the need to physically feel the World"

Il mio giornale di bordo

Il Vincitore è l'uomo che non ha rinunciato ai propri sogni.


thoughts from the forest

Unofficial Guide to Rome

Tips for surviving the eternal(y dirty) city

the Book of Bokeh

Bokeh describes the character or "feel" of the out-of-focus areas in a photograph.

Evelyn Wallace -The Castle Lady

Do you love castles like me ?

Natural Expat

Living Naturally, Anywhere


Travel inspiration for small budgets and big dreams